By Greg Perkins
The Lady Lobos had a big week, winning their two games by a combined total of 39-0.
Hosting Show Low on Tuesday afternoon, Snowflake blanked the Cougars 17-0. A big first inning with 10 runs did all the necessary damage, and a strong performance in the circle from Brylee Coplan kept the Cougars off the bases as she allowed just one hit to the 15 batters she faced in four innings of work. She rang up six with strikeouts and walked only one.
At the plate several players made positive contributions to the big win. Marisa Godfrey was one for three, reached twice on errors and scored twice. Tyler Flake went zero for three, but also reached twice on errors and scored two runs. Tycee Coplan was one for four with a home run, two RBIs and scored three runs. Brylee Coplan helped herself by going two for three with an RBI and scoring twice. Ashlyn Butler was one for two with an RBI and scored two runs. Kimber Solomon went zero for three, but walked once, reached base twice on errors and scored all three times. Shayna Austin went one for two with a double and an RBI. Alexa Jones was two for three and scored once.
Hosting Alchesay on Friday the Lobos again met little resistance as they defeated the Lady Falcons 22-0.
Godfrey picked up the win in the circle, facing 14 batters through four innings. She gave up just one hit with four strikeouts and a walk.
Flake was one for three at the plate with a walk and scored three times. Courtney Baldwin went one for two with a double, walked twice and had two RBIs. Tycee Coplan went two for two and scored three times. Brylee Coplan was one for two with a double and scored once. Butler went two for four with a pair of triples and scored four runs. Bailey Standerfer was one for one with a double. Eilee Penrod was one for one with an RBI. Austin went zero for two, but walked once, reached base once on an error and scored once. Jones went one for four, scoring four times. Debbie Tai Neff was one for four with an RBI and scored two runs. Godfrey was also one for four.
Snowflake headed into the final week of the regular season ranked ninth in power points. If the Lobos could move into the eight spot, they would receive a first round bye in the state tournament, which gets underway next week. Three games remained on their docket this week. After playing at Blue Ridge on Monday and at Holbrook on Tuesday, they will wrap up the regular season on their home field today (April 24) as they host Safford.
By Greg Perkins